Banking and credit

FILE - This June 13, 2019, file photo shows a new home is for sale in Mechanicsville, Va. On Thursday, July 18, Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 18, 2019 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of holding steady, tipped higher by expectations that the Federal Reserve could reduce interest rates soon. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark 30-year mortgage increased to 3.81...
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Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2019. South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to combat a faltering economy that faces further risks from a heated trade dispute with Japan. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 18, 2019 - 3:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to shore up growth threatened by a trade dispute with Japan. The Bank of Korea lowered its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.50% following a meeting of its...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's face is visible on a mock "Zuck Buck" depicted on a screen behind David Marcus, CEO of Facebook's Calibra digital wallet service, as he is questioned by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 17, 2019 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking. Facebook's massive...
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In this Monday, July 15, 2019 photo a customer departs a Bank of America ATM, in Norwood, Mass. Bank of America Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, July 17. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 17, 2019 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's second-quarter profits rose by 8% from a year earlier, the company said Wednesday, as the consumer banking giant has benefitted greatly from the rise in interest rates as well as consumers and businesses more willing to borrow. The bank earned $7.35 billion, or 74...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo a Chase Bank logo is attached to an exterior wall at a bank location, in Dedham, Mass. JP Morgan Chase reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 16, 2019 - 9:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Tuesday that its second quarter profits grew by 16% from a year ago, helped by lower taxes and the ability to charge businesses and consumers more to borrow money. The nation's largest bank by assets said Tuesday that it earned $9.65...
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In this July 10, 2019, photo a Wells Fargo building is shown in downtown Minneapolis. JP Morgan Chase reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Wells Fargo & Co. reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 16, 2019 - 9:01 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Consumer banking giant Wells Fargo reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter on Tuesday, despite remaining under heavy restrictions by regulators for an assortment of scandals in recent years. The San Francisco-based bank reported second-quarter earnings of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 16, 2019 - 8:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said its second quarter profit fell 6% from a year earlier, as the Wall Street firm saw declines across most of its businesses. However the results were much better than what analysts' had forecast, pushing shares higher in premarket trading. The New York-based bank...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 15, 2019 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration came out strongly Monday against Facebook's ambitious plan to create a new digital currency, as the Treasury chief warned it could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism. Treasury Secretary Steven...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo trader James Riley works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 15, 2019 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early trading Monday on Wall Street as a decline in banks offset solid gains in technology companies. The losses follow record high finishes for every major stock index last week. The S&P 500 index also pushed above 3,000 for the first time. Citi led banks...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 12, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were modestly higher in afternoon trading on Friday, as declines in health care stocks were offset by gains in technology, consumer discretionary and industrial company stocks. The gains came a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 27,000 points for the...
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